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the country. michelle obama was here for hadiya pendleton's funeral over the weekend. hundreds of other people also showed up. this was a young girl, a 15-year-old girl who was a good student. going to a great school here in the chicago area. she had an absolutely bright future. came from a great family. and she was gunned down, ending her life with such a great life to lead. it has promgt prompted people t enough is enough. we need answers to the gun violence problem in chicago. the first step in that is solving this young girl's murder and hopefully police are on the right track in that regard. this new development is seen as a positive one in the chicago area. mayor rahm emanuel called the parents of hadiya yesterday to tell them. >> let's not forget that hadiya was the 42nd person in the city this year to be the victim of gun violence. thank you very much. >>> the president will visit chicago on friday. he is expected to address the rash of gun violence there. his pointman on the issue will be in philadelphia today selling the message. vice president biden will meet with police officials.
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's inauguration celebration and first lady michelle obama attended her funeral services over the weekend. soledad. >> all right. got lots to talk about as we hear from cardinal -- archbishop dolan of new york, talking about how sad he is hearing word that the pope is resigning. he said this, is he the one, meaning pope benedict, who appointed me archbishop of new york. i am wearing the ring he gave me, the cross he gave me and i am feeling particular loss and sadness. talking on "today," about the sadness he feels. upon hearing word that pope benedict xvi resigning. >>> and administration officials say jobs and the state of the economy will be featured prominently in the state of the union address. jobs programs and an increase in the wages of american workers will be unveiled and talk about strengthening the economy. we'll head down tomorrow and wednesday morning. >>> lindsay graham threatening to hold up two nominees. graham will block john brennan from the cia director job and chuck hagel from the defense secretary post unless the white house gives more information about last year's attack in
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our kids. there are two great parents in washington, michelle and barack obama, they chose the best school for their daughters. republicans think every parent should have that right doesn't matter what your last name is or where you came from, why shouldn't parents be able to choose the best school for their kids. that would transform our educational system. that's a new idea. but it's an idea that is consistent with who we are as republicans and what we believe. we had a ton of failure in education from the old top down political approach that the democrats advanced. let's try something different. >> maria, i want your perspective. we have to show chris christie on letterman. he's a new kind of republican. he can talk to the working person, and they believe him. one of the reasons that people embrace chris christie in new jersey is because he has a sense of humor. so let's take a look at him on letterman last night. >> i made jokes about you, not just one or two, not just ongoing here and there, intermittent. but -- >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> maria, i'm not